By Tania Phillips
A good old fish and chip shop with the hamburgers that that they grew up eating – that’s
what Gina and Dave Kerr from G&D Fish and
Chips set out to do when they set up the shop
19 months ago.
“We sell fish and chips, hamburgers,” Dave
said matter-of-factly but as you chat to him
you realise just how much thought goes into
the fast food since they swapped operating a
service station with some food for the fish and
“We do the old type of hamburger the way
they used to be made – the whole idea of the
fish and chip shop to start with we always
wanted to do it the old-fashioned way. I even
tried to buy old newspaper printed paper but
you can’t get it the size you need.”
But while there is no news-print paper
around their food – they do have one of the
other old-fashioned staples. Yes there is beetroot on some of their hamburgers.
They even have a Warwick burger which is
two works burgers in one – that’s their flagship
burger according to Dave and the have generous servings particularly of their chips and are
careful to source good quality fish and produce particularly barramundi which is their
top-selling fish. He said they had a lot of discussions around the dinner table before they
opened about what the food would be like and
what they would sell.
“One of the things I tell all staff – if you
wouldn’t eat it – don’t sell,” Dave said.
G&D have, like most businesses started
in the past year or so, had a bit of a baptism
of fire with Covid 19 restrictions – but being
predominantly a takeaway (they took the few
chairs and tables away for a while in the early
days of lockdown) it probably affected them
less than most according to Dave.
“We open from Wednesday through to Sunday we go 11am to 2pm and have a break and
we’re back 4pm-8pm so we’re open for dinner
and lunch,” he said.
“We’re right opposite the park in Palmerin
Street. We get a lot of people coming in on Sunday’s – they get a feed and go across the road
and sit down as a family unit. We have family
packs and snack packs. We do packs for one,
two and a family.
“It was very popular when everyone was
stopped from going anywhere – we were really busy then – when people weren’t able to
leave the five kms – but now people are moving
around a bit more we’ve backed of a little bit.
“But we were pretty good through the Covid
it didn’t restrict us too much.
“Our customers find us through word of
mouth – we’re not on the main thoroughfare but
they find us and tend to keep coming back. We
must be doing something right,” Dave laughed.
Find them at 38 Palmerin Street conveniently located opposite the park.